Hot Tub Tip Thursday: Dealing With Foam

Is your hot tub foaming up? Chances are there was product on your bathing suit, your skin, or in your hair that got into the water and caused your water to foam. It’s a common issue, but not one unsolvable one. Here are a few tips get your water back to normal.

*Clean your filter. This should be your first solution to everything. If you feel that you’ve hosed off the filter really well already, then try using a filter cleaner. We recommend using a granular filter cleaner instead of the spray.

*Use more shock. You want to make sure that you’re using at least a tablespoon of shock-oxidizer per person after every use of the hot tub. However, if you’re noticing that your water is foaming, you might want to use more shock to ensure that it’s breaking down the organic contaminates brought into your tub via your bathing suit, skin, or hair.

*Balance your pH. It’s very important to make sure that your pH is balanced. Use a test strip to check your pH. Use pH increaser or pH decreaser depending on what your test strip reads.

*Try a scum ball. A scum ball is designed to catch grit and grime, but it can also help with foam.

*Use defoamer in small doses. Defoamer, as advertised, helps prevent your tub from foaming. However, using too much can gunk up your filters, so you want to make sure that you’re only using 1/8 of a teaspoon and that you’re cleaning your filter the next day.


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